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Jody Weis

Cops Stepping Up Curfew Enforcement, Strengthening Controversial Unit

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police and public school officials have announced plans to intensify curfew enforcement in an effort to curb youth violence. ...

Cop Accused In Fatal DUI Crash Got No 'Professional Courtesy': Weis

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police detective accused of killing two people while driving drunk on the Dan Ryan last week was not given any "professional courtesy" from ...

Nearly 1,500 Cops Picket City Hall As Olympics Evaluators Hit Town (VIDEO)

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Protesters took their causes to the streets Thursday as an International Olympic Committee delegation arrived in Chicago -- their first stop among fou...

Police Using Semi-Automatic Military Rifles Despite Protests

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department continues to move forward with a plan to equip rank-and-file officers with rifles that were originally designed for mili...

Police Supt. Jody Weis Gets No-Confidence Vote From Cops

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago cops gave the department's top boss an unexpected -- and unflattering -- performance review during a monthly union meeting Tuesday night. Nea...

Daley Backs Top Cop After Union's 'No-Confidence' Vote

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley today downplayed a police department union's "no-confidence" vote against Police Supt. Jody Weis, saying he still had confidenc...

Chicago Police Chief Scolded By Judge For Defiance

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A federal judge in Chicago scolded the city's police superintendent for initially defying a court order to turn over the list of officers who have rep...

Top Cop Weis Caves, Hands Over Police List, After Contempt Citing

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has turned over a list of officers who have repeated complaints filed against them - two days after a judge he...

Top Cop Jody Weis Found In Contempt Of Court Over Reported Cops List

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Wednesday found the city's top police official in contempt of court for refusing to turn over lists of officers who...

Seven Cops Blamed For Teen Impersonator's Caper

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago police said Tuesday that the 14-year-old who posed as an officer drove a patrol car and aided in an arrest, and that seven off...

Daley Backs Top Cop's Refusal To Release Officer Complaint List

Chicago Sun-Times | FRANK MAIN AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley today stood behind his police superintendent for refusing a judge's order to release names of officers with five or more citizen complaint...

Teen Cop Impersonator Case Implicates At Least Five

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Police Department officials say there were violations of rules and regulations leading up to a 14-year-old police impersonator...

Police Superintendent Won't Release List Of Most Reported Cops

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's top police official is defying orders from two federal judges to turn over lists of officers who have repeated complaints fi...

14-Year-Old Cop Impersonator Embarrasses City, Enrages Daley

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman, Frank Main And Annie Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It looks like heads will roll in the mysterious case of that 14-year-old alleged police impersonator who has provided fresh comic fodder for late-nigh...

Chicago Homicides Nearing Five-Year High

Chicago Tribune | Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Brought to Chicago from the FBI to improve the image of a scandal-plagued Chicago Police Department, Jody Weis instead saw his first year as superinte...

Michelle Obama's Chicago Police Officer Cousin Demoted

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A cousin of Michelle Obama was one of four police supervisors recently kicked off Supt. Jody Weis' command staff. The demotions signal that a positio...

Weis's Tunnel Vision: Looking Forward Will Only Doom C.P.D. to Repeat Past Mistakes

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

Judging from Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis's actions and words, it is clear he does not take into consideration the particular history of Chicago police-community relations when making decisions.

Chicago Police To Buy 2,000 SUVs

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daley administration has signed a $59.2 million contract with a suburban dealership that could pave the way for the Chicago Police Department to ...

Hudson Tragedy: Police Announce Murder Charges Against Estranged Family Member (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting deaths of three of the actress's family members, including the 7-yea...

Chicago Police Put Mobile Strike Force Unit On The Streets

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The scandal plagued SOS unit, or Special Operations Section of the Chicago Police Department has been up and running again all this month under a new...

Chicago Police Department To Hold Gang-Fighting Summit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police officers will study gang-fighting strategies at a summit that will focus on getting search warrants, building tight cases against gang ...

Protest Planned Over Police Assault Rifles

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A group opposed to the Chicago Police Department's plan to arm street cops with M4 semiautomatic assault rifles is planning to get their point across ...

Obama Support Could Get Police Superintendent Reprimanded

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman wants police Supt. Jody Weis to be disciplined for making a statement in a TV interview earlier this month that seemed to support B...

Chicago Police Mobile Strike Force, A.K.A. SOS 2: Someone Call Patrick Fitzgerald!

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

Weis has done what all Chicago Police Superintendents before him have done: use the excuse of a crime spike to institute a special unit that will most likely go bad.

Obama Rally: City Details Plans

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago authorities are bracing for as many as a million people in downtown Grant Park Tuesday night to cheer on Barack Obama as elect...